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France halts fuel tax hike, protesters vow to continue fight

Dec 05, 2018 - Orange County Register (California)

PARIS >> The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend.

In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a live televised address that the planned increases set for January would be postponed until summer.

The backpedaling by President Emmanuel Macron’s government app...